Looking for reviews of current Jazz recordings? Look no further! George Fendel has enjoyed a 28 year career in Jazz radio in Portland, Oregon. He served as the president of the Jazz Society of Oregon for three terms from '87-'90, and currently promotes live concerts at Classic Pianos in Portland.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Sweet Megg and Ricky Alexander; I’m In Love Again
Now and then I’m in the mood for a taste of authentic sounding 1920’s foot tapping jazz. If you’re like minded in that regard, you should give this happy session a spin. Co-leaders Sweet Megg on vocals and Ricky Alexander on various reeds will surely get your blood circulating with a sincere and swinging reading of eleven old-time tunes sure to please. How can you lose with such evergreens as “Squeeze Me”, “Last Night On The Back Porch”, “Angry”, “I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good”, “Ragged But Right”, and much more. This is the kind of music that your great Uncle Charlie used to play for you on good ol’ 78 RPM records. The surface noise is all gone now but the music remains knee slapping fun!